AMD FX-8350 Heat Sink Question?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Don, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Don

    Don Guest

    I'm thinking of building a system around the AMD FX 8350 Piledriver.
    What I'm not sure of are the heat sink options for this processor. It's
    my understanding that the 4 and 6 core processors come with a stock
    cooling system, but not the 8 core version. I've come across water
    cooling options, but can this processor be air cooled? I'm not planning
    on overclocking the 8350 into the stratosphere. I will probably leave
    it at the default settings. Can anyone recommend cooling options for
    this processor?

    Also, can anyone recommend a moderately priced mid tower computer case
    suitable for this type of machine? Don't need a glowing orb gaming case.

    Thanks
     
    Don, Nov 11, 2012
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  2. Don

    Don Guest

    On 11/11/2012 12:04 PM, Don wrote:
    > I'm thinking of building a system around the AMD FX 8350 Piledriver.
    > What I'm not sure of are the heat sink options for this processor. It's
    > my understanding that the 4 and 6 core processors come with a stock
    > cooling system, but not the 8 core version. I've come across water
    > cooling options, but can this processor be air cooled? I'm not planning
    > on overclocking the 8350 into the stratosphere. I will probably leave
    > it at the default settings. Can anyone recommend cooling options for
    > this processor?
    >
    > Also, can anyone recommend a moderately priced mid tower computer case
    > suitable for this type of machine? Don't need a glowing orb gaming case.
    >
    > Thanks


    Now I am confused. I watched a NewEgg YouTube video where the AMD rep
    seemed to indicate that a cooler wasn't included with the 8350. I just
    looked on NewEgg and under the details tab, it says that a cooler is
    included.
     
    Don, Nov 11, 2012
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    Paul Guest

    Don wrote:
    > I'm thinking of building a system around the AMD FX 8350 Piledriver.
    > What I'm not sure of are the heat sink options for this processor. It's
    > my understanding that the 4 and 6 core processors come with a stock
    > cooling system, but not the 8 core version. I've come across water
    > cooling options, but can this processor be air cooled? I'm not planning
    > on overclocking the 8350 into the stratosphere. I will probably leave
    > it at the default settings. Can anyone recommend cooling options for
    > this processor?
    >
    > Also, can anyone recommend a moderately priced mid tower computer case
    > suitable for this type of machine? Don't need a glowing orb gaming case.
    >
    > Thanks


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

    Details:

    Model FD8350FRHKBOX

    Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

    Pictures of the stock cooler are shown here. A bit weird, in terms
    of being so "low profile".

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club/2570

    *******

    Antec Sonata Proto was my idea of a cheap case. I took the door
    off the top section, to make things accessible.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129086

    You can get cheaper cases. As the price drops, eventually
    the metal is so thin the case is easier to damage. The cases
    I was getting years ago, had thicker metal and were absolutely
    bulletproof in that regard. The Proto was what I used for
    my "cheap upgrade".

    Just take the door off it...

    http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-129-086-Z02?$S640W$

    Paul
     
    Paul, Nov 11, 2012
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  4. Don

    peter Guest

    I would buy this...based on their reputation,Good Quality for the price
    Room for fans as well as a radiator,easy to build into
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62757&vpn=CC-9011012-WW&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1230

    peter

    "Don" wrote in message news:...

    I'm thinking of building a system around the AMD FX 8350 Piledriver.
    What I'm not sure of are the heat sink options for this processor. It's
    my understanding that the 4 and 6 core processors come with a stock
    cooling system, but not the 8 core version. I've come across water
    cooling options, but can this processor be air cooled? I'm not planning
    on overclocking the 8350 into the stratosphere. I will probably leave
    it at the default settings. Can anyone recommend cooling options for
    this processor?

    Also, can anyone recommend a moderately priced mid tower computer case
    suitable for this type of machine? Don't need a glowing orb gaming case.

    Thanks

    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
    safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
    sideways, chocolate in one hand, and wine in the other, body thoroughly used
    up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
     
    peter, Nov 11, 2012
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  5. Don

    Flasherly Guest

    On Nov 11, 12:06 pm, Don <> wrote:
    > I'm thinking of building a system around the AMD FX 8350 Piledriver.
    > What I'm not sure of are the heat sink options for this processor. It's
    > my understanding that the 4 and 6 core processors come with a stock
    > cooling system, but not the 8 core version. I've come across water
    > cooling options, but can this processor be air cooled? I'm not planning
    > on overclocking the 8350 into the stratosphere. I will probably leave
    > it at the default settings. Can anyone recommend cooling options for
    > this processor?
    >
    > Also, can anyone recommend a moderately priced mid tower computer case
    > suitable for this type of machine? Don't need a glowing orb gaming case.
    >
    > Thanks


    Antec makes sensible cases on sale occasionally for as low as $30
    (40ish is more common). Better than sensible, actually - quality
    construction.

    Believe so - air cooling. These aren't normal coolers, though, but
    beefed up stuff I've seen recommended for stock replacement. Which
    indicates there's more of an issue with the particular CPU past 4
    cores requiring closer attention to cooling characteristics. Check
    the reviews, sites and forum discussions for people running them.
    Last I looked they stick out, easy to find, as do the brands of
    heatsinks. Like I said, beefy for extra assurances and such over
    closer tolerances apparently included with retail boxes.

    I know. I've gotten a couple of kick-butt heatwick tower cooler/fans
    cheap because they're not far behind but not quite up to the latest
    processors. Run with my dual and single cores, though, like butter on
    Easy Street. Very impressive cooling for setups formerly occupying
    $50-$75 niche tiers.
     
    Flasherly, Nov 11, 2012
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